500BestSquareFresh Fish Chapala Style @ El Gato Negro

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Assuming the fish of the day is something good and local, this is among the best Mexican entrees around town. It’s pan seared with roasted squash, bell peppers, and avocados, all pulled together by a spicy salsa. What brings excitement to the food at El Gato Negro (“the black cat”) is the marinating, seasoning, and grilling, all uniquely accomplished. Specials are of great interest, bringing to the table Caribbean lobsters now and then.

Dining room of El Gato Negro in the Warehouse District.

Dining room of El Gato Negro in the Warehouse District.

El Gato Negro. French Quarter: ||81 French Market Place. 504-525-9752.

||Lakeview: 300 Harrison Ave. 504-488-0107. ||Warehouse District: 800 S. Peters St. 504-525-5752.This is among the 500 best dishes in New Orleans area restaurants. Click here for a list of the other 499.

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